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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Excellence Resort Riviera Cancun, one of five fabulous all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
All You Need to Know about Exchanging Money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
10 Essential Mexico City Sights
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
8 things to consider before you travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
What Is Día de la Candelaria in Mexico...
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.
The Mexican Flag
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
When Is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico?
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives
El Dorado Casitas Royale is an adults-only all-inclusive, situated in a private section of the El Dorado Royale resort in the Riviera Maya.
Mexico's Best Surfing Spots
The best surf spots in Mexico. From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Mesoamerica
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Las Posadas: 9 nights of celebration leading up...
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. This celebration re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter.
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Lots to see and do in Mexico in February! Find...
Candelaria celebrations are at the forefront at the beginning of the month, then Carnival celebrations take off, but these aren't the only events in Mexico in February.
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
What's on in Mexico in January 2015: From Kings...
From New Year's celebrations to King's Day and cultural festivals galore, there's plenty to do in Mexico in January.
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Mexico's Ancient Civilizations
Mesoamerica was home to many cultural groups. Here are descriptions of the most important of Mexico's ancient civilizations, and archaeological sites.
Spending Valentine's Day in Mexico? How to...
Find out how Mexicans celebrate Valentine's Day, known as the Dia del Amor y la Amistad, and how to spend it if you're in Mexico on February 14th.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to the Alameda.
Worried About Montezuma’s Revenge? 6 Ways...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Four great family friendly all inclusives on Mexico's Riviera Maya, including Akumal Beach Resort.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
Just 25 minutes north of Cancun lies an undisturbed peninsula of white sandy beaches and virgin jungle. Isla Blanca is a secret little hideaway framed by the Caribbean Sea and the Chacmuchuk Lagoon.
Include these Mexican foods in your Christmas...
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Mexico Travel: What to See and Do in Playa del...
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Spring Break in Mexico FAQ
Here are the most common questions I receive about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe to travel to Mexico for spring break? What is the best spring break destination in Mexico?
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
Los Cabos
Los Cabos, located on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, is a popular beach resort area. Page 7.
Learn About Holy Week and Easter Traditions in...
Holy Week in Mexico is both a religious and a secular holiday. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
Why to Stay at El Dorado Royale Resort in Mexico
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Tulum
Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, is a small town with a gorgeous beach and beautiful Mayan ruins. Page 18.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
Tulum has one of Mexico's best white sand beaches. Page 2.
Cancun
Cancun, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife. Page 2.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
How Does Mexico Celebrate Carnival?
Mexican Carnival celebrations are colorful and exuberant. Find out how Carnaval is celebrated throughout Mexico.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Tips for touring the popular Teotihuacan archaeological site located north of Mexico City, including the famous Pyramid of the Sun. Page 4.
Merida and Cancun: A One Week Itinerary
Merida is a colonial city in the Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a few days in Merida.
Ixtapa
Ixtapa, located on the Pacific coast of the state of Guerrero, offers modern tourist amenities on a stretch of gorgeous coastline. Page 6.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
Piñata
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Mazatlán
Mazatlán is a well-established tourist destination that maintains its Mexican traditions and atmosphere. The vibe is laid back, but there's no lack of fun thanks to the host of water sports and wildlife watching activities available. Page 8.
Spring break, the Cancun Food Festival and more...
Semana Santa celebrations take place this month, and there are also festivities surrounding the spring equinox. Find out what else is on in Mexico in March.
Great Mexican Resorts Where the Kids Stay Free
Find out about some resorts in Mexico offering kids stay free specials.
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
Summertime... not a bad time to visit Mexico!
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
What you need to know about travel to Puerto...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
Should You Visit Mexico During Rainy Season?
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
Cozumel Island
Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, one of the main ports of call for Mayan Riviera cruises, and Mexico's best scuba diving destination.
Huatulco
Huatulco, on the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, is a beautiful beach destination. Page 5.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
Puerto Vallarta
A directory listing of destinations in Mexico. Consult this listing to decide where to go in Mexico. Page 14.
Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula
Among the Yucatan Peninsula's most fascinating attractions are the amazing Mayan ruins which can be found throughout the area.
What you should consider when renting a car in...
Here's what you need to know if you're planning to rent a car in Mexico.
Merida
Merida is a colonial city on the Yucatan Peninsula, with a flourishing cultural scene. Page 9.
Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico's sprawling capital city, has much to offer visitors. Page 10.
Buying Gas in Mexico
Find out some tips for buying gas in Mexico.
Transportation in Mexico
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Mexico Travel Warning
Travel alerts inform travelers about situations which may pose a risk for them. Find out about the US State Department's current travel alert for Mexico.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
Taxco
Taxco is a charming town, famous world-wide for its silver production. Page 17.
Get your thrills at an eco-archaeological theme...
Xcaret is an eco-archaeological theme park in the Mayan Riviera where you can learn about the area's culture, flora and fauna as well as enjoy water activities.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Guadalajara
Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city and has beautiful colonial architecture. Page 3.
Cobá archaeological site is home to the...
A description of the Mayan archeological site Coba, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, which contains several pyramids and ruins.
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is a colonial town in central Mexico which is popular with artists and expatriates. Page 16.
7 drinks to order on your Mexican vacation
Branch out beyond the usual on a visit to Mexico - here are 7 drinks to order when you want to try something new and different.
Agave Flowers
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 9.
Oaxaca
Oaxaca is a beautiful colonial city located in the South of Mexico. Page 12.
Millions of Catholics travel to this religious...
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Independence Day in Mexico
On September 15th and 16th Mexican Independence is celebrated throughout the country with a variety of activities.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Mexico's Top 5 Romantic Vacations
Find great romantic vacations in Mexico. Valentine's Day travel ideas for Mexico. Five romantic beach getaways in Mexico.
Find out what's on in Mexico in the month of...
April is a great month to visit Mexico: the weather is generally hot and dry, so it's a great time to hit the beach, but there are plenty of events to keep you busy as well.
Pomegranate (Granada)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 8.
San Cristobal de las Casas
San Cristobal de las Casas is a lovely colonial city in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas has cobblestone streets, houses with slanted red tiled roofs, and impressive colonial architecture. Page 15.
The 10 Best Beach Bars on Mexico's Riviera Maya
Our 10 favorite beach bars on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Great beach bars from Cancun to Akumal.
Morelia
Morelia, the capital of Michoacan state, is a charming colonial city with elegant historical buildings of pink stone. Page 11.
Xel-Há Park
Xel-Ha is a nature park in the Riviera Maya where you can snorkel, float on an inner tube, ride a zip-line and enjoy many other activities in the water and on land.
Travel to Mexico in the Spring
Considerations for travel to Mexico during the spring include the weather, festivals and events and spring break festivities.
Flying Mexican Discount Airlines
Information about air travel in Mexico and tips and tricks for finding and purchasing airline tickets from Mexican discount airlines.
Beyond Chips and Guac: The Best Food in the...
Information about Yucatecan cuisine and a glossary of popular dishes found in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Top Huatulco Resorts
Las Brisas resort in Huatulco is an all-inclusive resort in Huatulco Mexico. Find out about this and other Huatulco hotels.
9 Mexican destinations that celebrate Carnival
Carnaval (Carnival) celebrations take place the week before Ash Wednesday. You don't have to go to Brazil to celebrate - Carnaval is celebrated in many different destinations in Mexico.
Puebla
Puebla is a city with beautiful colonial architecture. Page 13.
Prickly Pear (Tuna)
Here are some tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 7.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Guanajuato City
Guanajuato is a colonial city recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It is a city which has a lot of cultural happenings throughout the year, as well as beautiful architecture. Page 4.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
Oaxaca City, the capital of Oaxaca state, is a colonial city with a strong indigenous presence.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
5 Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Mexico
Find out where and when you can release baby sea turtles in Mexico
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
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